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Indian bread with taco filling

If you're looking for an easy and delicious recipe, give Navajo Fry Bread a try. This Native American bread can be served with sweet or savory ingredients and can be made with just a few ingredients. Here you can find out how to do it.



Native American Bread - Navajo Fry Bread

There are many names Native American bread has. It is also called Navajo Fry Bread or Frybread. The Navajo themselves call it "ntsidiigwoo". We have it on ours Travel through the USA and Canada frequently discovered. However, it is always served in First Nations kitchens. Baking it out in fat doesn't exactly make it the healthiest kind of bread. But it tastes delicious. In addition, fry bread is diverse. It can be eaten with sweet ingredients. But it also tastes great when prepared as a taco. It's good in the camping kitchen cook on the go.

This is how you enjoy Fry Bread with the Tutchone Indians in the Yukon

I have eaten Indian bread from the Navajo and Hopi Indians in the Southwest, as well as from the Athapasque in the Yukon Territory, the Hurons in Ontario or Quebec, and the Micmac in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. The best experience on my travels with Fry Bread was in an Indian camp north of Whitehorse in the Yukon. We were invited to an Indian family on a river. This family runs a fish camp there every summer.

They gather there regularly to empty their fish wheel. This is a wooden wheel, they put in the river. Basket-like blades are attached to this wheel. The flow of the river turns the wheel in the water. Fish get caught in the baskets. These transport the fish into collecting containers, from which the fishermen collect their catch. This is the native way of fishing in these regions of the Yukon Territory. You can see how this works in this video.

Frybread for the Barbecue

Such a trip to their fish bike is always an occasion for the family BBQ party. Freshly caught salmon is about open fire grilled or in Dutch Oven braised. You can also find Dutch oven accessories you can find here. And what goes better with it than Indian bread baked in a pan over a wood fire. This is a real feast with hours of storytelling. If you get the opportunity to take part in such a festival, it is an unforgettable experience.


Native American Bread - Bannock - Navajo Fry Bread with cinnamon and sugar
Indian bread with cinnamon and sugar © Copyright Azlin Bloor by Lin's Food


Simply cook food - Indian Fry Bread

Reason enough that Azlin and I cover Indian Fry Bread in our culinary journey around the world. Azlin presents the story of Navajo Fry Bread in her blog Linsfood. In her recipe, she suggests taco fry bread. Indian bread tastes very good and can be served with both sweet and savory sides. It's easy to prepare. In the southwestern United States, people like to combine it with the sumptuous ingredients for tacos. This makes it very rich. It can also be sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar or drizzled with honey. Then it is a good dessert or you can enjoy it for breakfast.


Taco Fry Bread or Bannock
Spicy taco frybread or Indian bread © Copyright Azlin Bloor from Lin's Food


Simply cook food - Indian bread recipe

Bannock is easy to bake. You only need a deep pan, in which the bread can be fried in the fat. These are the

Ingredients for Indian bread

300 g flour
Two teaspoons of baking soda
Half a teaspoon of salt
A teaspoon of white sugar
250 ml of warm water
Sunflower oil (enough to fill the pan with oil about a centimeter deep)

How you bake Indian bread

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Pour in about three quarters of the warm water and stir it with a wooden spoon. You do this until the soft dough comes off the edge of the bowl. Add more water if necessary. The dough is fairly soft and sticky. Sprinkle some flour over the dough and cover the bowl with cling film. Let the dough rest for about half an hour.

After the rest period, you put the dough on a floured work surface. Dip your hands in flour and flatten the dough. Then divide it into eight parts. Set aside two tiny pieces of dough. With these you will later test the oil.

Roll out a piece of dough into a round piece about 15 cm in diameter. The thinner the dough, the crunchier your Navajo Fry Bread will be. Place your flat piece of dough on a floured plate and sprinkle some flour over it. Cover it with a damp cloth. You repeat this with the other pieces of dough.

Fry your Indian Bread in Oil

Heat the oil in a deep pan to a medium high heat. Prepare a plate of kitchen paper that absorbs excess fat. If the oil is shiny, add one of the tiny pieces of dough to the oil for testing. If it rises immediately, the oil is hot enough. If not, repeat this a little later.

Turn over your stack of prepared sheets of dough. So you start with the one you rolled out first. Remove excess flour and slide the sheet of dough into the oil. There it immediately forms bubbles. Fry them for about a minute, then flip them over. When golden brown, remove from the pan and transfer to the paper towel lined plate. Repeat this until all the dough sheets are baked.

Enjoy your Navajo bread

Navajo bread is a traditional flatbread from the Navajo culture of the American Southwest. The Navajo bread is not only delicious, but also versatile. You can enjoy it with butter and honey, for example, or serve it as an accompaniment to stews and curries. Serve with cinnamon and sugar. Or prepare Taco Fry Breadas Azlin suggests on her blog.

In Navajo culture, bread is of great importance and is often served at ceremonial occasions. It is still regularly baked and eaten by Navajo families today. If you want to try the Navajo bread, our recipe will help you. So go ahead, get to the dough and have fun baking!

Conclusion on fried bread:

The Navajo Fried Bread recipe is an absolute hit! It's easy to prepare and tastes delicious. The bread becomes wonderfully fluffy and crispy. With just a few ingredients, you can make an impressive dish. The versatility of this recipe is remarkable. You can serve the Navajo Fry Bread either sweet or savory. With sweet ingredients like honey or cinnamon and sugar, it becomes a delicious dessert. But it also tastes great with savory toppings like taco meat or cheese.

The texture of the Navajo Fry Bread is simply unbeatable. It's crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. When you bite into it, you can literally feel the joy that this bread spreads. Whether as an accompaniment to soups or as a main course, it is always a pleasure.

Be sure to try this recipe and let the taste of the Navajo Fry Bread convince you. It's a culinary revelation not to be missed!



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Text Simply cook food: Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline

Simply cook food - Indian bread - Navajo Fry Bread

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

2 thoughts too "Simply cook food - Indian bread - Navajo Fry Bread"

  1. Dear Monika,
    that looks delicious… :)
    This will be on the quarantine recipe list for the next few days.

    1. Dear Tanja,

      it also tastes very good, not only in times of Corona. Whenever we discover the bread on our travels through the USA or Canada, we order it. But you can also do it yourself very easily.

      Best regards,

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